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December 7, 2023
NAAA Comments on AiRanger UAS BVLOS Petition
This week NAAA submitted comments to the FAA on the petition from American Aerospace Technologies Incorporated (AATI) to conduct beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) critical infrastructure inspection of pipeline and oil field surveillance in the San Joaquin Valley of California with their fixed-wing, 18 ft wingspan, 220 lb. maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) AiRanger™ uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) (formerly the PAE ISR Resolute Eagle).
The comments reiterated NAAA’s position that UAS BVLOS operations be contingent upon utilization of detect and avoid (DAA) technology which has been FAA-certified as effective against the unique nature of crewed aerial application operations.
You can view the comments here.
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